National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Bath of Venus François Boucher (artist)
French, 1703 - 1770
The Bath of Venus, 1751
oil on canvas
overall: 107 x 84.8 cm (42 1/8 x 33 3/8 in.) framed: 132.1 x 110.2 x 7.6 cm (52 x 43 3/8 x 3 in.)
Chester Dale Collection
1943.7.2
On View
From the Tour: 18th-Century France — Boucher and Fragonard
Object 1 of 8

1880Goncourt, Edmond de, and Jules de Goncourt. L'art du dix-huitième siècle. 2 vols. Paris, 1880: I:192.
1903"Madame de Pompadour et les Arts." Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 3rd ser., vol. 62 (August 1903): 402
1903Nolhac, Pierre de. "Quelques tableaux de Boucher de la Collection de M. le Baron Alfred de Rothschild (Londres)." Les Arts. 20 (August 1903): 2-4, repro. cover
1906Michel, André. François Boucher. Paris, 1906: no. 305.
1907Nolhac, Pierre de. François Boucher: premier peintre du roi. Paris, 1907: 47, 124, repro. opposite 124
1925Nolhac, Pierre de. Boucher, premier peintre du roi. Paris, 1925: 95
1932Beaux-Arts 10 (May 1932): repro. p. 9
1932Art News. 30, no. 32 (7 May 1932): repro. on cover
1932Cortissoz, Royal. "François Boucher, Apropos of a Painting now in New York." The New York Herald Tribune (1 May 1932): section VII, 10, repro.
1932"Chester Dale Secures Important Boucher from Curzon Collection in American-Anderson Galleries' Sale." Art News, 30, no. 31 (30 April 1932): 5+
1932"Boucher Painting Sold for $31,000." The New York Times. 23 April 1932: 34
1932"$31,000 for Painting: Sales from Lady Curzon's Collection Total $93,672." The New York Sun. 23 April 1932:18
1939Horticq, Louis. La Peinture française XVIIIe siècle. Paris, 1939: repro. frontispiece
1939Cordey, Jean. Inventaire des biens de Madame de Pompadour rédigé après don décès. Paris, 1939: no. 1230
1942French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 16, repro.
1943Washington Times-Herald 18 July 1943:C-10
1944French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1944: 16, repro.
1944Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Masterpieces of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1944: 114, color repro.
1953French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1953: 19, repro.
1956Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 46, repro.
1956Einstein, Lewis. "Looking at French Eighteenth Century Pictures in Washington." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 6th ser., 67, no. 1048-1049 (May-June 1956): 227, repro. 223.
1959Cooke, Hereward Lester. French Paintings of the 16th-18th Centuries in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Four in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 34, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 210, repro.
1965Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 19, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 17
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:314, color repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 10, repro.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 334-5, no. 447, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 38, repro.
1976Ananoff, Alexandre, with Daniel Wildenstein. François Boucher. 2 vols. Lausanne and Paris, 1976: 2:80-82, no. 377, repro.
1976Ananoff, Alexandre. "François Boucher et l'Amérique." L'Oeil 251 (June 1976): 22.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 332, no. 443, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 57, repro.
1985Norton, Thomas E. 100 Years of Collecting in America: the Story of Sotheby Parke Bernet. New York, 1984: 116
1986François Boucher, 1703-1770. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Detroit Institute of Arts; Grand Palais, Paris. New York, c. 1986: 256
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 170, repro.
1998Fiero, Gloria K. Faith, Reason and Power in the Early Modern World. The Humanistic Tradition 4. 3rd ed. New York, 1998: no. 26.7, repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 250, no. 201, color repro.
2009Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 3, 19-25, color repro.

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